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Daytripping in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a fabulous place to visit. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Charlotte Harbor, it is the ideal place to spend a few hours, a full day, a few days or your entire vacation. Punta Gorda – it’s happening on the harbor.

This page is designed to give you some fun things to plan, ahead of your trip to this jewel of Southwest Florida. We do however hope that you might stay longer and enjoy the great resorts and hotels that have sprung up all over our city in recent years.

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Trolley and Boat Tours

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce operates fun-filled Trolley Tours most Fridays from January to May.

Starting in January 2016, we are offering either a land and sea combo, featuring an hour trolley tour of Punta Gorda, with no disembarkation, preceded by a one hour and a half hour cruise on Charlotte Harbor or a simple one hour trolley tour (with no boat). 2016 tours will depart from and return to Fishermen’s Village/King Fisher Fleet dock.

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Gourmet Dinner with Mindi Abair

Gourmet Dinner with Mindi Abair

Join Mindi for a Gourmet Dinner November 16th at La Fiorentina Steakhouse Italiana Enjoy a gourmet dinner and exquisite wines ...
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Mindi Abair "Vinyl" video shoot.

Sunday Brunch with Mindi

Join Mindi Abair for Brunch Sunday, Nov. 18th 11am - 1pm Under the Tiki Tent on the Great Lawn of ...
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Mindi Abair's Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

Mindi Abair’s Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

Join us for a weekend of Blues/Rock, Wine and Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers. November 17, 2018 On the lawn ...
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Welcome to Punta Gorda

The name, Punta Gorda, comes from the Spanish, meaning Fat Point. This historic small town is a hidden treasure of Florida and lies as a “Fat Point”, sticking out into Charlotte Harbor – one of the US’s largest natural harbors.

Centrally located between Sarasota to our North and Fort Myers to our South, Punta Gorda is a delightful location, within a comfortable driving distance from Tampa, Orlando and Miami.

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Punta Gorda Founders’ Day Week

Receive by email our Friday Facts; includes events and member programs. Email Address Sign Up Constant Contact Sign-up form Connect with Us We've come a long way, Punta Gorda, since 1887. Let's celebrate our founding and future December 1 through 7, 2017. During the...

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2nd Annual Palate Pleasures Restaurant Week

Sign up for all the Chamber News Email: Connect with Us The 2nd Annual Punta Gorda Restaurant Week, aka Palate Pleasures of PG, was a great success! We would like to thank our main sponsors SYSCO and Cheney Brothers for their continued support, as well as all of the...

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Artisan’s Atelier in Downtown Punta Gorda

The Artisan’s Atelier is a venue of working artists’ studios and a gallery for the public to visit. The Atelier provides affordable place where artists can create and sell their works.
The public is invited to browse and buy!

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Punta Gorda Farmers Market

Voted the ‘Best Small Market in Florida’ and 15th in the USA, we have a large number of vendors offering fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Italian bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, French bakery, baguettes and olives, homemade pies, orchids, organic produce, personalized pens, kettlecorn, coffee beans and drinks, native and exotic plants.
The Farmers Market has become a Saturday morning tradition, adding more vendors weekly. There is live music from 9am to Noon.

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In & Out of Punta Gorda Airport

For details on Punta Gorda Airport / Charlotte County Airport, which serves the whole of SW Florida, please visit www.flypgd.com.

There you will find details of the airports location, direct jet service to many cities in the North East, South East and Mid West as well as details concerning ground transportation and car rentals.

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